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The ‘funny mole’ that might be deadly: Melanoma rates soaring

Source: Sydney Morning Herald., July 2019 Last June, Melissa Hanning was standing in a department store dressing room trying on clothes. Surrounded by mirrors, she noticed a black mole on her shoulder. “Oh”, thought the Queensland mum-of-two, “I wonder how long that [has been] therefor.” She wasn’t worried, but she was keen to get it […]

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Apps can help you detect and track skin cancer, but are they safe?

Source: News Daily, June 2019 Australians are increasingly turning to their phones to keep an eye on suspicious skin spots, new research has shown – but medical experts have warned it’s not as foolproof as it sounds. Skin cancer apps for smartphones have been around for about five years, and claim to let users do […]

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Longest Melanoma March

Source: Governor, June 2019 2,000 kilometres walked in 50 days! Congratulations to all the participants and supporters of Jay’s Longest Melanoma March. On Sunday morning, the Governor and Mr Wilson hosted the completion of Jay’s Longest Melanoma March, at Government House. The walk, which began in Adelaide on the 31st of March, has raised over […]

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Jay’s Longest Melanoma March passes through Bowning, Murrumbateman and Yass

Source: Yass Tribune, May 2019 Bowning local Tony Ryan was 61 when he died from melanoma and is still well-remembered by the community. It was a heavy loss for his wife Renata Ryan, who he built Rollonin Cafe at Bowning with, as well as his son Richard Ryan, daughter Kim Barton and niece Leanne Singleton. […]

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